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South Asian Studies (all fields)
South Asia Librarian
Princeton University

I am especially interested in the recent history of information technology in South Asia. I shall be teaching an annual (Spring semester) course on STS issues in South Asia.

Affective Computing
Doctoral Student, American Studies
The University of Texas at Austin

I am interested in questions of human-computer interface that allow computing devices to respond to a variety of human inputs, such as gesture, facial expression, biomedical signs, etc. Fields of research include the following intersections: Medicine + Computing, Psychology + Computing, Cognitive Science + Artificial Intelligence.

Technology and Culture in Latin America
Fellow Researcher
Institute of Communication Research - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

I'm historian and communication researcher from Bogota, Colombia. I'm a Phd graduate student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My actual research interest is cybernetics theory and social policies in Colombia. Last year I finished a research on the history of the Systems and Computing Engineering Department at Universidad de los Andes, with professor Francisco Rueda. Nowadays in an organizer of the SHIALC (Simposio de Historia de la Informática en América Latina y el Caribe) and also a fellow research of the Learning to see Systems initiative at the Graduate School of the University of Illinois.

Sociology/History of Computing Technology
Graduate Student
University of Chicago

Relational Databases
Data Modeling
Transaction Processing
Non-Relational Databases

Computer Science
Director and Associate Professor
Concordia University, Ann Arbor

My education has been in experimental psychology, computer science, and business administration. I was at Eastern Michigan University, reaching the rank of professor of computer science and serving as department head for over seven years. I moved to Concordia University, Ann Arbor, to start a program in computer science. (CUAA has merged with Concordia U., Wisconsin, which has a well-established computer science program.) My original area of specialization was artificial intelligence, and I have also been engaged in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and the history of computing, especially of programming techniques and tools.

Data Communications
Program Chair
UNIX history


Information Security

Information Security, Computer Architecture, Operating Systems, Programming Languages, Object Oriented computing, paleocomputing

Pierre E.
History of Computing in France and in Europe
Chargé de recherche, CNRS & Paris-Sorbonne University. Chercheur associé with the Centre Alexandre Koyré

Pierre-E. Mounier-Kuhn has published two books:
• In 2010 on the emergence of computing in French research and higher education:
L'Informatique en France, de la Seconde Guerre mondiale au Plan Calcul. L'Emergence d'une Science
(Presses de l'Université Paris-Sorbonne, 2010, 720 p.)
• In 2013 on information technologies in a major French bank:
Mémoires Vives. 50 Ans d'Informatique chez BNP Paribas (BNP Paribas, 2013, 196 p.)

His main fields of interest are:
• The historical geography of computer science and the process of academic discipline building
• IT in banks
• Computer & peripheral manufacturers in France, particularly IBM, Bull, SEA, and new entrants
• Software & service companies, particularly the service bureau sector
• The development of early Air & Navy defense systems, and their influence on the French computer industry
• Governmental policies regarding computer technology and industry.
• Transnational relationships in the scientific and industrial spheres, particularly between the USA and France, within Europe and with the former communist countries.

He collects contemporary art in the form of vintage computer cards and components.

P. Mounier-Kuhn has co-organized a number of international conferences, exhibitions and publications in these fields, and published some 50 papers in French and in English. He participated in "Software for Europe", a collaborative research project within the European Science Foundation. He served in the jury of the Computer History Museum Book Prize (2010-2012).

Development of the Information Systems discipline and its curriculum
Senior lecturer
Monash University

Many and varied, but currently mainly on curriculum and the effects of market forces in shaping them and the disciplines from which they derive.

History of Computing in Biomedicine
Graduate Student
University of Cambridge

Biomedicine, Technologies of the Self, Psychoanalysis, Markets/Knowledge

Human-computer interaction and design
PhD candidate
Open University

I'm interested in the intersection of history of technology, software studies and user experience design/human-computer interaction. I found SIGCIS while doing research for my thesis.

computer science
Assoc. Prof. of Computer Science
Wheaton College (IL)

My primary technical area is operating systems/distributed systems, though I am also interested in social issues/impacts of (and on) computing. I take particular interest in in the variety of perspectives on what the disciplines/professions in computing--including just where the various things called "computer science" have come from.

media digitization, information work
PhD student
University of Michigan School of Information

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan School of Information. I research the work, workers, and infrastructures underlying large-scale contemporary media digitization processes. I am also very interested in the history of digital imaging technologies and image processing. I found out about SIGCIS from my advisor, Paul Edwards. Thanks!

Minitel, early digital information distribution networks, network policy, regulation, and history
Assistant Professor
Indiana University, Telecommunications

Minitel, early digital information distribution networks, network policy, regulation and history. Learned about SIGCIS through colleagues

surveillance and privacy, RF-ID, infrastructure and public participation, Asia
University of Virginia

I would like to develop my interests (research and teaching) in computer and internet history. I have been attending SHOT for several years and wanted to be SIGCIS members.

machine translation, Artificial Intelligence, media history, media archaeology
Postdoctoral Researcher

I'm a postdoctoral researcher in NYU's Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. I'm interested in changing conceptions of language and translation as they intersect with technology, particularly with respect to histories of machine translation and natural language processing.

History of mathematics and computing
Assistant Professor
Conservatoire national des arts et métiers

Histoire of calculating instruments / computing. History of mathematics / Theory of dynamical systems.

Computer History Museum

Len Shustek has been Chairman of the Computer History Museum -- formerly The Computer Museum History Center -- since 1996. His background is Physics (BS, MS, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn) and Computer Science (MS, PhD, Stanford University). This "third career" was inspired by teaching a graduate course in computer architecture at Stanford in 1995 and realizing how little of the history was being taught, and preserved.